Are You a Covered Entity?

Published: 01/22/2022

Sources:
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) covers both individuals as well as organizations. Those who must comply with HIPAA are often called HIPAA-covered entities. There can sometimes be confusion about who is considered a HIPAA-covered entity. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Covered Entity Decision Tool is a great resource for determining obligations under the HIPAA rule. 

HIPAA-covered entities include health plans, clearinghouses, a

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